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Water users appeal ruling on central Idaho water diversions

Jan. 16, 2020 12:20 PM EST

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A group of water users on Wednesday appealed a federal court decision ordering the U.S. Forest Service to consult with other federal agencies about nearly two dozen water diversion projects in central Idaho’s Sawtooth Valley that could be harming salmon, steelhead and bull trout....

FILE - In this Nov. 2, 2019, file photo, Abel Cedillo rides Mongolian Groom in the Breeders' Cup Classic horse race at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, Calif. A report on the death of Mongolian Groom in the Breeders' Cup Classic at Santa Anita says veterinarians missed opportunities to remove the gelding from the $6 million race because of time constraints or deficiencies in the process used to evaluate horses. In the 20-page report issued Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020, Dr. Larry Bramlage identified six suggested improvements aimed at refining safety and evaluation protocols for future events. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill, File)

Report: Vets missed chances involving Breeders' Cup fatality

Jan. 15, 2020 6:07 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A report on the death of Mongolian Groom in the Breeders' Cup Classic at Santa Anita says veterinarians missed opportunities to remove the gelding from the $6 million race because of time constraints or deficiencies in the process used to evaluate horses. In the 20-page report issued...

Judge won't stop Idaho tribe lawsuit against mining company

Jan. 10, 2020 3:33 PM EST

LEWISTON, Idaho (AP) — A Clean Water Act lawsuit filed by the Nez Perce Tribe that seeks to force a Canadian gold mining company to acquire permits for pollution discharged from its central Idaho facility will be allowed to continue, a federal judge decided. Judge B. Lynn Winmill at Boise forwarded the...

Animal advocacy groups file complaints about New Mexico lab

Jan. 3, 2020 12:34 PM EST

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Animal advocacy groups have filed complaints with federal officials about the treatment of monkeys and other animals at a research facility in New Mexico. The Ohio-based group Stop Animal Exploitation Now outlined its claims against the Lovelace Respiratory Research Institute in a...

Judge: 'Filthy' zoo must give up animals; Zoo appeals

Dec. 31, 2019 3:36 PM EST

CUMBERLAND, Md. (AP) — A western Maryland zoo where five endangered animals died was ordered by a judge to send its remaining big cats to a sanctuary. Tri-State Zoological Park in Cumberland has seen two tigers, a lion and a lemur die within a three-year span. People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals...

In this Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2019 photo, students dissect a synthetic frog from Syndaver Labs at J.W. Mitchell High School in New Port Richey, Fla. The school is the first in the world to try out the new technology. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

Fake frogs in school dissections eliminate gross-out-factor

Dec. 31, 2019 10:51 AM EST

NEW PORT RICHEY, Fla. (AP) — It's a rite of passage in schools across the U.S.: frog dissection. Sometimes it happens in middle school, sometimes in high school. Feelings about the lesson are generally summed up in one word: gross. The frogs are slimy and greenish-grey, and they stink because they're...

Collins proposal to curb wildlife poaching becomes law

Dec. 29, 2019 8:13 AM EST

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A bill backed by Maine's Republican senator that is designed to protect animals by cutting down on illegal wildlife trafficking and poaching has been signed into law. Sen. Susan Collins joined Democratic Sen. Jeff Merkley of Oregon in proposing the Rescuing Animals With Rewards Act....

FILE - In this Monday, May 2, 2016 file photo, Two alligators lounge on the end of the 16th green during the final round of the PGA Zurich Classic golf tournament at TPC Louisiana in Avondale, La. A federal judge in California has temporarily blocked a California law banning the import and sale of alligator and crocodile products and has scheduled an April hearing on Louisiana's lawsuit against the law. Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards said Friday, Dec. 27, 2019 that it's a first step toward protecting the state alligator industry. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert, File)

Judge blocks California's alligator ban after Louisiana sues

Dec. 27, 2019 6:41 PM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A federal judge has temporarily blocked a California law banning the import and sale of alligator and crocodile products. U.S. District Judge Kimberly J. Mueller also scheduled an April 24 hearing on Louisiana's request for a longer-lasting order called a preliminary injunction. ...

Sea World Orlando to change killer whale show in 2020

Dec. 24, 2019 11:25 AM EST

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — SeaWorld Orlando says it will begin 2020 by changing its centerpiece killer-whale show. The Orlando Sentinel reports the theme park will replace its “One Ocean” show with a program called “Orca Encounter." The new show is about killer whales’ role in the...

FILE - In this April 22, 2015, file photo, a male sage grouse struts in the early morning hours outside Baggs, Wyo. Two environmental groups concerned the Trump administration won't defend an Obama administration-era policy on sage grouse protections are seeking to intervene in a lawsuit filed by Idaho ranchers. The National Audubon Society and The Wilderness Society on Friday, Dec. 20, 2019, filed documents in U.S. District Court. The initial lawsuit was filed in 2018 by Oakley-based brothers Douglas, Don and David Pickett. Idaho intervened on the ranchers' side a few months later. The lawsuit alleges the U.S. Bureau of Land Management and U.S. Forest Service failed to submit the rules to Congress for review.(Dan Cepeda /The Casper Star-Tribune via AP, File)

Environmental groups aim to intervene in sage grouse lawsuit

Dec. 23, 2019 3:42 PM EST

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Two environmental groups concerned the Trump administration won't defend an Obama administration-era policy on sage grouse protections are seeking to intervene in a lawsuit filed by Idaho ranchers. The National Audubon Society and The Wilderness Society filed documents Friday in U.S....